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scur·ry

 (skûr′ē, skŭr′ē)
intr.v. scur·ried, scur·ry·ing, scur·ries
1. To go with light running steps; scamper.
2. To flurry or swirl about.
n. pl. scur·ries
1. The act of scurrying.
2. The noise produced by scurrying.

[Probably short for hurry-scurry.]

scurry

(ˈskʌrɪ)
vb, -ries, -rying or -ried
1. to move about or proceed hurriedly
2. (intr) to whirl about
n, pl -ries
3. the act or sound of scurrying
4. a brisk light whirling movement, as of snow
5. (Horse Racing) horse racing a short race or sprint
[C19: probably shortened from hurry-scurry]

scur•ry

(ˈskɜr i, ˈskʌr i)

v. -ried, -ry•ing, v.i.
1. to move in haste.
n.
2. a scurrying rush.
[1800–10; extracted from hurry -scurry]

scurry


Past participle: scurried
Gerund: scurrying

Imperative
scurry
scurry
Present
I scurry
you scurry
he/she/it scurries
we scurry
you scurry
they scurry
Preterite
I scurried
you scurried
he/she/it scurried
we scurried
you scurried
they scurried
Present Continuous
I am scurrying
you are scurrying
he/she/it is scurrying
we are scurrying
you are scurrying
they are scurrying
Present Perfect
I have scurried
you have scurried
he/she/it has scurried
we have scurried
you have scurried
they have scurried
Past Continuous
I was scurrying
you were scurrying
he/she/it was scurrying
we were scurrying
you were scurrying
they were scurrying
Past Perfect
I had scurried
you had scurried
he/she/it had scurried
we had scurried
you had scurried
they had scurried
Future
I will scurry
you will scurry
he/she/it will scurry
we will scurry
you will scurry
they will scurry
Future Perfect
I will have scurried
you will have scurried
he/she/it will have scurried
we will have scurried
you will have scurried
they will have scurried
Future Continuous
I will be scurrying
you will be scurrying
he/she/it will be scurrying
we will be scurrying
you will be scurrying
they will be scurrying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been scurrying
you have been scurrying
he/she/it has been scurrying
we have been scurrying
you have been scurrying
they have been scurrying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been scurrying
you will have been scurrying
he/she/it will have been scurrying
we will have been scurrying
you will have been scurrying
they will have been scurrying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been scurrying
you had been scurrying
he/she/it had been scurrying
we had been scurrying
you had been scurrying
they had been scurrying
Conditional
I would scurry
you would scurry
he/she/it would scurry
we would scurry
you would scurry
they would scurry
Past Conditional
I would have scurried
you would have scurried
he/she/it would have scurried
we would have scurried
you would have scurried
they would have scurried
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scurry - rushing about hastily in an undignified wayscurry - rushing about hastily in an undignified way
rush, rushing, haste, hurry - the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner; "in his haste to leave he forgot his book"
Verb1.scurry - to move about or proceed hurriedly; "so terrified by the extraordinary ebbing of the sea that they scurried to higher ground"
crab - scurry sideways like a crab
run - move fast by using one's feet, with one foot off the ground at any given time; "Don't run--you'll be out of breath"; "The children ran to the store"

scurry

verb
1. hurry, race, dash, fly, sprint, dart, whisk, skim, beetle, scud, scuttle, scoot, scamper The attack began, sending residents scurrying for cover.
hurry wander, stroll, amble, saunter, toddle, mooch (slang), mosey (informal)
noun
1. flurry, race, bustle, whirl, scampering a mad scurry for a suitable venue

scurry

verb
To move swiftly on foot so that both feet leave the ground during each stride:
Translations
إنْطِلاق، إسْراعيُنْطَلِقُ مُسْرِعاً
capkáníklusatklusot
hurtigt løbpile
òeytingur, òysskjótast, òjóta
lėkimasrūktiskuosti
kņadarosībaskrietsteigatipināt
cupot
koşuşturmatelâşla koşmak

scurry

[ˈskʌrɪ] VI (= run) → ir corriendo; (= hurry) → apresurarse, apurarse (LAm)
to scurry alongir corriendo
to scurry for sheltercorrer para ponerse al abrigo
to scurry away or offescabullirse

scurry

[ˈskʌri] vidétaler
to scurry for cover → courir se mettre à l'abri
scurry off
vidétaler, se sauver

scurry

n (= hurry)Hasten nt; (= sound)Trippeln nt; there was a scurry to leave the roomalle hatten es eilig, das Zimmer zu verlassen
vi (person)hasten; (with small steps) → eilig trippeln; (animals)huschen; to scurry alongentlanghasten/-trippeln/-huschen; they all scurried out of the classroomsie hatten es alle eilig, aus dem Klassenzimmer zu kommen; to scurry for sheltersich (dat)eilig einen Unterschlupf suchen; she scurried through her workhastig erledigte sie ihre Arbeit

scurry

[ˈskʌrɪ] vi to scurry along/awayprocedere/andarsene a tutta velocità

scurry

(ˈskari) , ((American) ˈskə:ri) verb
(usually with away, ~off etc) to run with short, quick steps. It began to rain and we scurried home.
noun
an act or a noise of hurrying. a scurry of feet.
References in classic literature ?
You may hurry and scurry, And flurry and worry, You've lost them forever, Forever and aye.
Certainly," I replied with inane promptitude, for I had no notion of her drift; but then she ran off in a scurry of laughter, and still puzzled I turned into my room, TO FIND, neatly hung over the end of the bed, nothing less than the dainty petticoat and silk stockings of Sylvia Joy.
And often they got so interested listening, that when he had finished they found their fire had gone right out; and they had to scurry round to get more sticks and build a new one.
Take mine and scurry home quickly lest the King's Foresters try to put a hole through this Lincoln green.
Thus, many men of courage, he considered, would be obliged to desert the colors and scurry like chickens.
A scurry of feet in the sand, and low sniffings, stiffened him to alertness.
said Uncle Alec, with a look and a gesture that made Rose scurry away as fast as she could go.
In the very midst of the scuffle, however, whilst Alleyne braced himself to feel the cold blade between his shoulders, there came a sudden scurry of hoofs, and the black man yelled with terror and ran for his life through the heather.
Romance, adventure, strange peoples, fearsome beasts--all the excitement and scurry of the lives of the twentieth century ancients that have been denied us in these dull days of peace and prosaic prosperity--all, all lay beyond thirty, the invisible barrier between the stupid, commercial present and the carefree, barbarous past.
In his feverish scurry to find entertainment and diversion, whether in a novel, a newspaper, or a play, the modern man condemns his own age utterly; for he shows that in his heart of hearts he despises himself.
For not only I knew no word of the Gaelic; but what with the long suspense of the waiting, and the scurry and strain of our two spirts of fighting, and more than all, the horror I had of some of my own share in it, the thing was no sooner over than I was glad to stagger to a seat.
The breakers flung out of the night with a ghostly light on their crests -- the light of sea-foam that in a ferocious, boiling-up pale flash showed upon the slender body of the ship the toppling rush, the downfall, and the seething mad scurry of each wave.